Sport, culture and leisure
Paços de Ferreira is the 9th municipality of the country with better quality of life, according to a 2005 study by Expresso newspaper.
The municipality has many leisure facilities and green areas spread across its 16 parishes, with special emphasis on the existing town park in the center of Paços de Ferreira: a total area of 195 000 m2.
With the construction of 15 new basic schools completed in 2012, the municipality combines excellent schools with great sports facilities. Paços de Ferreira has also good health services and single and multifamily housing are still available at great prices.